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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another Before And After! This Time It's A Clean-up Tip. Ever Had Bar Keepers Friend Recommended To Clean Knife Marks Off Your China? Guess What, It Works! Status: Skepticism Fail.

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Years ago I found a pair of yellow Fiesta dinner plates at the thrift store with utensil marks all over them.  Some kind soul recommended that I try Bar Keepers Friend to clean them up and I passed, choosing instead to use 0000 steel wool, baking soda and a lot of elbow grease to achieve the same result.  Today, I eat crow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

EVERYTHING Has Been A Little Dry Lately. Craigslist, Thriftstores...Even The Goings On At The Antique Malls, But Finally A Little Life Giving Rain Falls At The Flea Market! Salterini, Salem Biscayne And A Danish Modern Valet. Status: Available (Salterini Already Gone!).

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It's been ages seems like since I've had such a nice haul from any of the local flea markets.  Belleville has shone me no love, the new St. Louis Swap Meet hasn't quite found it's footing (but is still quite enjoyable!) and I think we've just been getting to Wentzville to late.  But finally, Booty!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

If You Follow My Twitter Feed You May Have Already Gotten A Little Glimpse Of This Domino Mobler Danish Modern Desk. I Haven't Picked Up Much Lately And Bringing This Home A Couple Of Days Ago Was A Nice Prize. Status: Available.

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My buddy Jeff had one of these desks a while back.  Actually, he showed it to me the day we first kinda met.  I was buying a couple of Herman Miller sofas from him and, like me, he has lots of other stuff sitting around.  A desk just like this was one of them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Before And After Project Time! I Picked Up This Rather Beat Down Hairpin Leg Coffee Table / Bench At A Recent Estate Sale And Just Knew It Could Be Saved. Status: Done AND Available.

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Yeah, this sucker was rough!  I found it in the garage / shop at an estate sale a few weeks back buried under paint cans and whatnot.  For the price I figured, if nothing else I could save the hairpin legs...but I decided to try to recycle the whole shebang as is.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Haven't Been To The Green Shag Market In A Little While? There's Lots Of New Vendors And Amazing Treasures To Be Perused And Taken Home. I Dropped By Saturday And Took Tons Of Pics. Status: Ready And Waiting!

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Wow!  There's so much good stuff down at The Green Shag right now!  If you've not been there in a little while you might not recognize the joint!  New vendors are everywhere and lots of new items abound.  So much that I ended up taking more than 30 pics!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What A Pleasant Weekend (For The Most Part...There Was Some Rain) For The Flea Markets! We Managed To Hit TWO Last Sunday. There Is A New One In Town: The St. Louis Swap Meet. Status: Meh...So Far.

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It's not much loot, but (sadly) it's better than what I found up North at the Olmsted County Gold Rush Antique Market And Flea!  But this all came from 2 fleas here at home.  The Wentzville and the new St. Louis Swap Meet.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Girlfriend And I Picked Up This Great Jens Risom Compact Desk With Return Two Weeks Ago. It's Been Waiting In The Back Of Frank (The Focus Wagon) Until Now To Make It's Debut! Status: Available.

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It's not in perfect condition, but it's the real deal.  And most of the Jens Risom desks that I've come across have been HUGE.  This one's just about the perfect size for someone to use at home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

If You Check My Twitter Feed You May Have Already Seen This Fine Pair Of Retro Armchairs. If Not, Check Out The Video Inside! Status: Available.

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I picked up a nice pair of vintage '50s vinyl and chrome armchairs last weekend and although it took me over a week to post them, I've already got them down at the booth in The Green Shag Market.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What Can I Say, I've Been Lazy. But I'm Still Posting! I Mean, Just Look! Some Smalls I've Picked Up, The Best Of Which Would Be A Fantastic Set Of Norman Bleckner Bookends. Status: Available.

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Some of this lot has been sitting around here for a lil bit and some of it just recently found its way into the fray.  The candle holder and platter are fairly recent finds but the bookends have been sitting in a small paper bag since last Halloween!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

We Stopped By The Treasure Aisle Antique Mall Last Saturday Just To Kill Some Time And Because We Hadn't Been In Quite A While, Not Expecting To Find A Bargain...Then This Happened. The Coolest Rya I've Seen In Ages! Status: Undecided.

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If this was a larger size (it's about 3' X 5') I'd throw it under our dining table or in the living room but as it stands, I'm just not sure I've got a good place for it.  That said, it's hard to let go of such a great Rya rug.  These aren't exactly a dime a dozen!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Yee-Haw! It's Spring! Patio and Bar-B-Que Season Is Upon us. Yesterday I Picked Up ANOTHER Set Of Woodard Steel Mesh Organic Form Patio Chairs, But They Need Some Love. Status: Available.

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Rusty gold?  Like the American Pickers say?  Maybe not.  More like chippy paint silver.  But they're in great structural condition...just needing seats and cushions.  These appear to be an older version of the set that I featured here before.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We Just Got Home From A Weekend Visit To Nashville. We Went For The Big Flea Market And One Of My Good Finds Was This Eames Secretarial Task Chair. These Are Kinda Rare...And This Is My Second! Status: Incomplete.

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It looks pretty good in the pics but the fabric is still pretty dirty and unfortunately it's missing it's vinyl trim that surrounds the seat.  Still, it's super rare and in good shape otherwise.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We Made Our First Flea Market Visits Of The Season Last Weekend. It Being So Early In The Season, It Was No Surprise We Didn't Come Home Overloaded With Goodies. Still, This Little Double Gooseneck Desk Lamp Was A Nice Find. Status: Available.

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Dang but I had a lot of lamps hangin' around here waiting to head down to the booth at The Green Shag Market.  I say "Had" 'cuz I finally took a load of them and some other good stuff down there just this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Being From St. Louis And Seeing The Gateway Arch Every Day On My Way To Work, Mr. Modtomic Is A Big Fan Of Eero Saarinen. So When I Can Procure A Beautiful Set Of Knoll / Saarinen Armchairs I Of Course Jump At The Chance! Status: Available.

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As office chairs go, the Eero Saarinen armchair is absolutely one of the most stylish choices, but just by looking at these chairs here on the innernets what you are missing is how seriously comfy these chairs are.